Poplarville man gets life for trafficking meth

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A Poplarville man was sentenced to life in prison after his conviction in US District Court on charges of trafficking more than 500 grams of methamphetamine.

U.S. Judge Louis Guirola Jr. sentenced Brian Travis, 40, on Wednesday. Travis was also ordered to pay a fine of $10,000.00.

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DEA agents searched two properties in Poplarville on July 3, 2019, as part of an ongoing investigation into Travis. During the search, officials found about 19 pounds of meth with a purity of about 99%. Additional investigation revealed that Travis was involved with the distribution of kilogram quantities of methamphetamine and led to the seizure of over $40,000 and a car.

Travis was charged in August 2019 on a federal indictment and pleaded guilty before Guirola on November 26, 2019 to one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of meth.

The case was investigated by the DEA. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Shundral Cole.